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Aboriginal English : a cultural study / J.M. Arthur
Bib ID 1398640
Format BookBook
Author
Arthur, J. M. (Jay Mary), 1946-
 
Description Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1996 
264 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0195540182
Summary

Introduction describes history of Aboriginal English, its phonology and relationship to Aboriginal languages; dictionary is arranged in semantic domains; traditional culture and law, kin terms, social interaction, relationship to country, experience of colonisation, colonisers and pastoral industry terms, linguistic usages and concepts of modern indigenous Australia.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 246-252.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Dictionaries.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  English language -- Dialects -- Australia -- Dictionaries.  |  Kriol language -- Dictionaries.  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology and phonetics.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Language - Semantics.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Language - English - Aboriginal English.  |  Kriol / Creole language P1.  |  Australia.

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